2014 Chardonnay "The Limit"
Radian Vineyard, Sta. Rita Hills
What can I say, some wines just bring out the geek in me. Visually, I love a Chardonnay that in its youth displays that rare, beautiful, almost optic yellow pigment on the edges of the glass, with an ever so slight suggestion of lime green. Notes of sweet, almost candied lemon rind with white flower, bees wax, ripe golden apple, butter cream, and toasty rising bread provide fanfare for one's olfactory. This heady amalgam is then delivered to the palate in the form of a super viscous, voluptuous liquid. You just don't normally get all this stuff rounded up into one bottle of wine. It's so unique and so delicious that it's almost scary.
100% Chardonnay, Radian Vineyard, Sta. Rita Hills